Coleman York error codes
MODELS: DGAD, DGAE, DGAF (Single-Stage Downflow, 92% AFUE,
HOW YOUR GAS FURNACE WORKS Your furnace is a very easy appliance to take for granted. Season after season, it sits there in your home, keeping you warm and comfortable. For this reason, you may never have given much thought to the way your furnace operates. In order to get the safest and most efficient operation from your furnace, you should understand how your furnace does its job. When you set your thermostat to provide more heat in your home, you are starting the heating cycle of the furnace. First, the inducer motor starts to purge the heat exchanger of any remaining gases. Next, the hot surface igniter glows and after a warm-up period the gas valve opens and ignition occurs. A short time later, the blower starts and distributes the warm air throughout the home. When the temperature setting on your thermostat is reached, the gas valve closes, the main burners are turned off, and the blower continues to run until the remaining warm air in the system is distributed. When the blower stops, the heating cycle has ended.
SEQUENCE OF OPERATION The following describes the sequence of operation of the furnace. Refer to Figure 1 for component location. Continuous Blower Cooling/heating thermostats have a fan switch that has an ON and AUTO position. In the ON position the thermostat circuit is completed between terminals R and G. The motor will operate on the speed tap wire that is connected to the “HI COOL” cooling terminal on the control board. To obtain a constant air circulation at lower flow rate, change the high-speed wire to either the medium speed wire or the low speed wire. Intermittent Blower - Cooling Cooling/heating thermostats have a fan switch that has an ON and AUTO position. In the AUTO position the thermostat circuit is completed between terminals R and G when there is a call for cooling. The motor will operate on the speed tap wire that is connected to the “HI COOL” cooling terminal on the control board. The fan off setting is fixed at 60 seconds to improve cooling efficiency. Heating Cycle When the thermostat switch is set on HEAT and the fan is set on AUTO, and there is a call for heat, a circuit is completed between terminals R and W of the thermostat. When the proper amount of combustion air is being provided, the pressure switch will close, the ignition control provides a 17-second warm-up period, the gas valve then opens, the gas starts to flow, ignition occurs and the flame sensor begins its sensing function. The blower motor will energize 30 seconds after the gas valve opens, if a flame is detected. Normal furnace operation will continue until the thermostat circuit between R and W is opened, which causes the ignition system and gas valve to de-energize and the burner flames to be extinguished. The vent motor will operate for 15 seconds and the blower motor will operate for the amount of time set by the fan-off delay jumper located on the control board. See Figure 7. The heating cycle is complete, and ready for the start of the next heating cycle. If the flame is not detected within 2 seconds of the gas valve opening, the gas valve is shut off and a retry operation begins. If the flame is lost for 2 seconds during the 10-second stabilization period, the gas valve is shut off and a retry operation begins. During a retry operation, the vent motor starts a 15 second inter-purge and the ignitor warm-up time is extended to 27 seconds. If the flame is established for more than 10 seconds after ignition during a retry, the control will clear the ignition attempt (retry) counter. If three retries occur during a call for heat, the furnace will shut down for one hour. If at the end of the one hour shut down there is a call for heat, the furnace will initiate a normal start cycle. If the problem has not been corrected the furnace will again lockout after three retries. A momentary loss of gas supply, flame blowout, or a faulty flame probe circuit will result in a disruption in the flame and be sensed within 1 second. The gas valve will de-energize and the control will begin a recycle operation. A normal ignition sequence will begin after a 15 second interpurge. If during the five recycles the gas supply does not return, or the fault condition is not corrected the ignition control will lockout for one hour. During burner operation, a momentary loss of power for 50 milliseconds or longer will de-energize the gas valve. When the power is restored, the gas valve will remain de-energized and the ignition sequence will immediately restart.
FURNACE CONTROL DIAGNOSTICS The furnace has built-in, self-diagnostic capability. If a system problem occurs, a blinking LED shows a fault code. The LED can flash red, green or amber to indicate various conditions. It is located behind a clear view port in the blower compartment door. The control continuously monitors its own operation and the operation of the system. If a failure occurs, the LED will indicate the failure code. If the failure is internal to the control, the light will stay on continuously. In this case, the entire control should be replaced, as the control is not field repairable. Flash sequence codes 1 through 11 are as follows: LED will turn “on” for 1/4 second and “off” for 1/4 second. This pattern will be repeated the number of times equal to the code. For example, six “on” flashes equals a number 6 fault code. All flash code sequences are broken by a 2 second “off” period. SLOW GREEN FLASH: Normal operation. SLOW AMBER FLASH: Normal operation with call for heat. RAPID RED FLASH: Twinning error, incorrect 24V phasing. Check twinning wiring. RAPID AMBER FLASH: Flame sense current is below 1.5 microamps. Check and clean flame sensor. Check for proper gas flow. Verify that current is greater than 1.5 microamps at flame current test pad. 4 AMBER FLASHES: The control board is recieving a “Y” signal from the thermostat without a “G” signal, indicating improper thermostat wiring. 1 RED FLASH: This indicates that flame was sensed when there was not a call for heat. With this fault code the control will turn on both the inducer motor and supply air blower. A gas valve that leaks through or is slow closing would typically cause this fault.
2 RED FLASHES: This indicates that the normally open pressure switch contacts are stuck in the closed position. The control confirms these contacts are open at the beginning of each heat cycle. This would indicate a faulty pressure switch or miswiring. 3 RED FLASHES: This indicates the normally open pressure switch contact did not close after the inducer was energized. This could be caused by a number of problems: faulty inducer, blocked vent pipe, broken pressure switch hose or faulty pressure switch. 4 RED FLASHES: This indicates that a primary or auxiliary limit switch has opened its normally closed contacts. With this fault code the control will operate the supply air blower and inducer. This condition may be caused by: dirty filter, improperly sized duct system, incorrect blower speed setting, incorrect firing rate or faulty blower motor. 5 RED FLASHES: This fault is indicated if the normally closed contacts in the rollout switch opens. The rollout control is manually reset. If it has opened, check for proper combustion air, proper inducer operation, and primary heat exchanger failure or burner problem. Be sure to reset the switch and cycle power (24 VAC) to the control after correcting the failure condition. 6 RED FLASHES: This indicates that after the unit was operating, the pressure switch opened 4 times during the call for heat. If the main blower is in a “Delay on” mode, it will complete it, and any subsequent delay off period. The furnace will lock out for one hour and then restart. 7 RED FLASHES: This fault code indicates that the flame could not be established. This no-light condition occurred 3 times (2 retries) during the call for heat before locking out. Low gas pressure, faulty gas valve, dirty or faulty flame sensor, faulty hot surface ignitor or burner problem may cause this. The furnace will lock out for one hour and then restart. 8 RED FLASHES: This fault is indicated if the flame is lost 5 times (4 recycles) during the heating cycle. This could be caused by low gas pressure, dirty or faulty flame sensor or faulty gas valve. The furnace will lock out for one hour and then restart. 9 RED FLASHES: Indicates reversed line voltage polarity or grounding problem. Both heating and cooling operations will be affected. Check polarity at furnace and branch. Check furnace grounding. Check that flame probe is not shorted to chassis. 10 RED FLASHES: Gas flow with no call for heat. Check gas valve and gas valve wiring.